The heat is on in the battle for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky seat. Polls in recent weeks have shown McConnell pulling away from his upstart Democrat opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes.
However, a new poll released just this week shows a six-point swing in favor of Grimes, which puts her ahead of McConnell by two points. McConnell and company aren’t giving the poll much credence, and it may not matter much anyway after the latest bomb to drop in the Democrats’ tent.
Members of Grimes’ own campaign staff admitted — while being secretly filmed — that her support for Kentucky’s coal industry is a lie, reports The Washington Free Beacon.
The video, produced by infamous conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, shows Grimes staffers and local Democrat operatives answering the question from the undercover videographer, “If we can get her elected do you think she is going to do the right thing and she’s gonna try to wipe out that coal industry and go for better resources?”
A Democrat operative answers, “I absolutely think she is.” Another staffer remarks, “She’s saying something positive about coal because she wants to be elected. And in the state of Kentucky, if you are anti-coal, you will not get elected, period, end of conversation.”
A third Democrat officer reveals, “She has to say that. But you know what? Politics is a game. You do what you have to do to get to point B… It’s a lying game unfortunately.”
In the video’s conclusion, O’Keefe promises many more bombshells from campaigns across the country. We’ll be ready to report when they drop.